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Paula Quintela completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from Universidad de Chile. Having studied professional photography at Fotoforum Institute in Chile, ceramics at Fanshaw College in London (Canada) and printmaking with Canadian artist Jean Pierre Sauvé in Montreal. Exhibiting in both solo and group exhibitions in Chile and abroad, including France, Argentina, New York, Hong Kong and Australia. 


Her current work explores the cultural experiences and connections between time, migration and memory.

‘In my journey as an artist, I have always been fascinated by Nature. As a result of living in strikingly different regions of the world, I have expressed this fascination in various ways. Three elements recur clearly and vigorously throughout my work: the Water, the Air and the Earth, with usually one element overtaking the others, in accordance with the characteristics of the location in which I am living at that moment. From the strong and dark oceans of South America to the textures of the Canadian forest; from the starry sky of the Atacama Desert to the mountainous Santiago city and recently to the tropical forests of Australia, I draw my imagery’.

Residing in Brisbane (Australia) she continues to develop her art practice by employing traditional practices and new media in her works though installation, printmaking and mixed media


Recent Achievement:

2024 Exhibited

        The Doyles Art Award, Finalist

2023 Exhibited

         Lethbrige Landscape Art Prize , Winner Mixed Media category

         Brisbane Rotary Art Show, Winner Mixed Media Category

         WAMA Art Prize, Finalist

2022 Exhibited

         Con Ojos y Dientes (With eyes and teeth) Artisan, Brisbane , Australia


2021 Exhibited

        Queenscliff Art Award, Victoria. (Finalist)

          Covid Masterpieces 2, LaFenice Gallery, Hong Kong.

            WAMA  Art Prize, Pomonal, Victoria. (Finalist)

2020 Exhibited

         artisan Collects, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

         The Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT, Australia.

         AboutFace, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

2019 Exhibited

         Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.

         Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

         Of Foresters, Farmers and Fish, Impress Studio, Wooloowin, Australia.

         Sydney Contemporary Paper Exhibition, NSW, Australia.

         Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Queensland, Australia.    

2018 Winner

         Clayton Utz Art Prize, Brisbane, Australia.


         9th Douro Printmaking Bienal, Coa Museum, Fox Coa, Portugal.

         Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.

         Sydney Contemporary Paper Exhibition, NSW, Australia.

2017 Exhibited

         3rd GLOBAL Print Exhibition, Douro, Portugal.

         Fremantle Art Award, Perth, Western Australia.

         Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Queensland, Australia.    

2016 Exhibited

         SACO 5, one way ticket, semana de arte contemporáneo, Antofagasta, Chile.

         Disrupt, Jugglers Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

2015 Exhibited

         Life in Parana Road, Bosz Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.

        Clayton Utz Art Prize, (Highly Commended)Brisbane, Australia.

2014 Exhibited

         Pintores de los 90, Valparaiso, Chile.

         Impressions 8, Impress Gallery, Wooloowin, Qld, Australia.

        Regenerate, Kedron Sub-Station, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

        Panal, Biloela Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia.

        Light Fantastic, TAFE Mt Gravatt, Queensland, Australia.

2013 Exhibited

         Vie De Pacifique, State Library of Queensland, The Beudesert Centre, Caboolture                  Regional Gallery, Redland Museum, Queensland, Taller 99 Studio, Santiago,                          Chile.

         Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Queensland, Australia. 

         Impressions 7, Metcalfe Gallery, BIA, Albion, Queensland, Australia.


2012 Winner

         Lenten Art Award, COSSAG, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


         Almanaque, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

         Almanaque, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

         Southern Circles, Church Studio, Franklin, Tasmania, Australia.

         Lessons in History Vol I., Graham Galleries, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia.

2011 Exhibited

         ...some migrate by day, some migrate by night.., Jugglers Gallery,                                            Brisbane, Queensland.

         Queensland-Quebec, Water Portraits-Portraits d'eau, Warren G Flowers Gallery,                  Montreal, Canada.

         Impressions 6, Circular Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

         Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta, Hong Kong.

2010 Exhibited

         Pineapples, Franklin Church Studio, Tasmania & Myrtle Studio, Brisbane,                           Australia.

        On Paper, Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

        Impressions 5, Circular Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

        Paper and Wood,  Shire Gallery, Kingaroy, Qld, Australia.





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